I remember this tweet from early October by Matt Volz with the Associated Press. He was pointing out, at the time, that Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) had been outside the state of Montana for "68 of the last 130 days." It was all due to Bullock's presidential pipe dream, of course.

Now, the Senate Leadership Fund is up with a new ad basically calling Bullock the out-of-state governor..."out of towner" to be exact. The Great Falls Tribune's Phil Drake has this description of the ad:

The one-minute ad by the Senate Leadership Fund, the Political Action Committee tied to Senate Republican leadership, plays “Hail to the Chief” as it shows Bullock speaking out against guns, coal, President Donald Trump, impeachment and the president’s efforts to curb illegal immigration.

There is no narration in the ad. It is snippets of news interviews and other appearances. It ends with the words "Out of Towner Steve Bullock" and "Out of Touch with Montana" plastered on the screen.


Here's the video of the ad:



The Washington Times also notes how the Senate Leadership Fund is attacking Bullock in advance of what many anticipate is a future pivot to the US Senate race in Montana:

“The only thing Steve Bullock accomplished during his presidential campaign is lurching to the left on virtually every major issue,” said a Republican strategist familiar with the Montana Senate race. “Should he decide to run for Montana Senate, his radical liberal agenda will be tattooed across his forehead.”


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